South Korean president to meet with Kim Jong-un's sister

President Moon
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. Phot: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet with Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, and other North Korean officials during a luncheon on Saturday in Pyeongchang, the Associated Press reports.

Why it matters: Kim Yo Jong is believed to be the first member of the Kim dynasty to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War, and the meeting underscores the effort by both countries to use the Olympics as a means to improve escalating tensions in the region.